No matter your opinion on David Gordon Green’s Halloween, it certainly was an event, shattering the records for the biggest opening in the franchise, the biggest opening weekend for a horror film with a female lead, and the biggest opening weekend for any film, ever, with a female lead over 55. It also marks series creator John Carpenter’s return to the franchise as a composer, alongside his son Cody and their frequent collaborator and touring bandmate Daniel Davies. And among the highlights of the score—one of our best film soundtracks of 2018—is a new, reimagined take on Carpenter’s Halloween theme.

We’ve got an exclusive clip of John Carpenter talking about how he composed that iconic piece of horror history—a big deal, considering Carpenter is usually reluctant to discuss his ‘70s output in interviews—above. That clip, which includes the delightful detail that Carpenter’s ringtone is the Halloween theme, comes from the special features on Halloween’s upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release, which hits stores on January 15.

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